Jordan Candler / April 13, 2020

Monday News Executive Summary

Storms sweep the South, May reopening, ChiComs stifle research, and more.

Above the Fold

  • Easter storms sweep the South, killing at least 19 people from Louisiana into the Appalachian Mountains (AP)

  • Trump officials lay groundwork for May reopening (The Hill)

The Latest on Coronavirus

  • The U.S. now has the most reported deaths of any country (but not per capita) (Intelligencer)

  • All the ingredients for a perfect storm: Nursing home deaths soar past 3,300 in alarming surge (New York Post)

  • Study finds obesity the single biggest factor in New York’s hospitalizations (ZDNet)

  • China stifles coronavirus research in bid to control the narrative (Fox News)

  • ChiComs lock down another city, build emergency hospital after failure to stop virus (The Daily Wire)

  • U.S. government gave $3.7 million grant to Wuhan lab at center of scrutiny (Daily Mail)

Government & Politics

  • Democrats derail fast push for new coronavirus relief (Politico)

  • Democrats across the country are fighting to give coronavirus aid to illegal aliens (The Daily Caller)

  • AG William Barr says evidence from John Durham investigation is “far more troubling” than mistakes or sloppiness (Washington Examiner)

  • Saudi Arabia and Russia reach deal to end oil price war after pressure from Trump (Washington Examiner)

  • Former Biden staffer Tara Reade files criminal complaint with DC police (The Daily Caller)

  • New York Times edits Biden sexual-assault coverage, deletes references to past inappropriate “hugs, kisses and touching” (Fox News)

Closing Arguments

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